‘Collecting’ Collectors – Shaping The AGGV’s Asian Art Collection

Pictured above: Praying monk | Burma (Myanmar) | wood, lacquer, gilt pigment, glass | ht. 33.2 cm. | Harold and Vera Mortimer-Lamb Bequest, AGGV 1980 Victoria’s geographical location makes it Canada’s closest city to the Far East, so it seems fitting that the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria should have one of the country’s most distinguished Far […]

An Artist’s Studio in Chinatown: Interviews with Lynda Gammon & Todd Lambeth

Pictured: Lynda Gammon | Studio Pictures (562 Fisgard) | 1983-1989 | Polaroid photographic prints | Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program and the George and Lola Kidd BC Art Acquisitions Fund, 2016. Entering through the bright red door tucked amidst a bustling Asian grocery store, a Chinese bakery […]

New Extreme 2017: Artist Jesse Campbell Mentors Students from Arbutus Global Middle School

Image above: Arbutus Global Middle School – young artists who created the Gallery’s new “Honouring” mural with local artist Jesse Campbell, as part of the New Extreme program. From January to April 2017, young artists from Arbutus Global Middle School, the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII) and Victoria’s Home Learning Community worked with local artists Jesse […]

Members Spotlight

Aileen McConnell LEVEL: Curator’s Circle MEMBER SINCE: 2011 HOW WE MET HER: “I was introduced to Aileen by her Metchosin neighbour, June Sohuus, who mentioned that she had a wonderful work by William Kurelek which might be suitable for our upcoming show of the artist. Aileen not only lent us this wonderful painting for the exhibition […]